Cab driver shot on Ocoee Street, listed in critical condition

Cab driver shot on Ocoee Street, listed in critical condition

April 19th, 2012 by Staff Report in News

Chattanooga police department works the scene of a shooting Wednesday on Ocoee Street.

Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press.

A cab driver is in critical condition after being shot Wednesday afternoon on Ocoee Street, Chattanooga police said.

Nearby residents called police just before 6 p.m. to report that a Millennium Taxi had been parked outside a residence at 1643 Ocoee St. for a suspiciously long time, said police spokesman Officer Nathan Hartwig.

When police arrived, they found 32-year-old Nathan Deere in the driver's seat and suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was taken to Erlanger hospital, where he is in critical condition, Hartwig saide.

Police are looking for a potential suspect described as a black male who was last seen running north on Ocoee.

A Millennium Taxi dispatcher confirmed that the victim was a driver for the company but declined to comment further on the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.